This post is sponsored by KILZ®; as always, all thoughts and opinions are our very own.
One of our very favorite things to do is give new life to an exisiting piece of furniture.
Kelli was given a pretty dining room table from her in-laws and sat with a heavy natural lacker for several years before she painted it white and stained the top. After she moved it into her craft room, she repainted the bottom half in in a minty hue. She gifted it to me recently and it’s been in my own craft room with messy paint splatters, watercolor spills, and dabs of leftover hot glue gunk on it. To say it has been loved (and well used) is an understatement! I am now converting my craft room to a playroom and moved this table to its final home, my back patio, to house summer BBQ dinners and host game nights. But, I can’t have family eating over old glue spills so yes, another makeover is due.
I love the feel of stained wood as opposed to painted wood but also love color. Enter KILZ® tinted wood stain, a total game changer for furniture makeovers. I was introduced to KILZ® Weatherproofing Solid Color Stain and was impressed by their varities of colors. Since I have pops of navy blue in my outdoor rug, I decided to go bold and stain the top in “Atlantic Deep,” a nice match for the space. Since KILZ® wood stain is a 100% acrylic formula, it offers excellent protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, a bonus since I live in the Phoenix desert; I don’t have to worry about my newly stained top fading anytime soon.
You only need a few supplies + tools to complete this table makeover:
- KILZ® Weatherproofing Wood Stain (Atlantic Deep)
- Hand or Mouse Sander
- Sand Paper (80 grit + 220 grit)
- Staining Rag
- Disposable gloves to protect hands from stain
- Sand table top down to bare wood, (I used 80 grit sandpaper.)
- Wipe off excess wood dust with a damp rag, let dry.
- Stain table by dipping rag into KILZ® Wood Stain and wiping across table top in one direction; repeat full coats until desired color is achieved. (I used 4 coats of stain.)
- Let dry completely (24 hours) before use.
Note: If you’re in extreme heat like me, (temperature over 100 degrees,) then I would suggest working in small areas as stain dries fairly quickly.
You can see how light each coat goes on; rest assured, after several coats it will stain as dark as I have used a variety of KILZ® products for so many years that I wasn’t worried at all.
Look at that natural shine! True to Lolly Jane’s style, however, we added a slight distress on the edges of the stained top by lightly sanding to coordinate with the chippy legs.
I just love the base of the table and the contrast of the bright white against the navy blue stained top.
Here is my beautiful modern farmhouse table completely transformed in less than a day and ready for entertaining, games, barbecues, or desserts. I love how this table turned out and am already dreaming up other outdoor projects I can use KILZ® wood stain on… decks, railings, shakes, shingles, siding, roofs, fences, wood patio furniture, or even my kids wood jungle gym that has faded the last few years. The possibilities are endless, for sure.
Working on your own projects? Be sure to follow along with Lolly Jane Instagram this week as we’ll be hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner who will receive a $100 visa card to use towards KILZ® products. Stay connected with KILZ® for the latest paint tips and tricks:
Did you spy my newly painted concrete patio? I think this table couldn’t look more perfect in this space!